Round Table India
In this episode of the Ambedkar Age, Round Table India talks to Rahul Sonpimple, leader of BAPSA (Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association), an active political platform of Bahujan students.
In the interview, Rahul shares his experiences & views on a variety of subjects–from his childhood in a Nagpur slum, his early exposure to grassroots Ambedkarite culture and his introduction to Bahujan politics. He talks about Brahmanism in general and about its strong presence in campus politics, especially among the left in JNU, in particular. He speaks with great clarity on his experiences of confronting Manuwad in JNU, both from the administration and from other students’ associations.
His candid articulation offers a lot of insights to all bahujans, especially the young who are studying or plan to join universities. It also emphasizes that Bahujan autonomy is the key to emancipation.
This interview was conducted by Kuffir (on Jan 18th, 2018), and produced by Gurinder Azad and Amarnath Sandipamu.
In the Ambedkar Age series of videos, Round Table India aims to produce documentaries, interviews and talks on contemporary issues, and debates from a Dalit Bahujan perspective.